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Covid-19 Friday: no deaths, 20 new cases

July 24th, 2020 6:30 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

There were 20 new cases confirmed today. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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THERE have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.

There has now been a total of 1,763 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Thursday 23rd July, the HPSC has been notified of 20 confirmed cases. There is now a total of 25,845* confirmed cases in Ireland.

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Dr Ronan Glynn, acting chief medical officer, Department of Health, said: ‘Covid-19 is a highly infectious disease that is still circulating in our communities. It is a dangerous illness that no-one wants to catch.

‘While we have reason to be positive, we now need to continue to work together towards our  collective goal of resuming healthcare services, reopening our children’s schools, and protecting the most vulnerable.

‘The past weeks have shown that when we maintain physical distance, wash our hands, wear a face cover where appropriate and cover our coughs and sneezes, together we can interrupt the spread of Covid-19. Let’s keep going.’

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

 

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*Validation of data at the HPSC resulted in the denotification of one confirmed case. The figure of 25,845 confirmed cases reflects this.

 

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